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That Hamilton woman : screenplay


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British playwright R. C. Sherriff (1896-1975) was also a novelist and scriptwriter for films, television, and radio.

Written in 1928, R.C. Sherriff's best known play,

The Journey's End, chronicled the fighting of English troops on the Western Front prior to a major German offensive in 1918, and was considered one of the most influential war dramas of its time.

In 1933, Sherriff co-wrote, a screenplay with Philip Wylie, for H.G. Wells's

The Invisible Man. In the following years, Sherriff worked on such screenplays as Goodbye, Mr. Chips, That Hamilton Woman, and The Night My Number Came Up.

"R. C. Sherriff." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography In Context). (accessed May 13, 2013).

Motion picture screenwriter and director Walter Reisch, who co-wrote

That Hamilton Woman, was born May 23, 1903, in Vienna, Austria.

In 1953, Reisch worked on

Titanic, developing many of the characters by researching contemporary newspaper articles. For this work, Reisch was a co-recipient of the Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay in 1954.

Walter Reisch died on March 28, 1983, in Los Angeles, California.

"Walter Reisch." Internet Movie Database (IMDb). (accessed May 16, 2013)

This mimeographed typescript of the screenplay

That Hamilton Woman was written by British playwright R. C. Sherriff and screenwriter and director Walter Reisch.

This unspecified draft for the original screenplay for

That Hamilton Woman includes numerous revisions identified by the dated blue and yellow stock pages inserted through out the text. The title page bears a handwritten title, "That Hamilton Woman," and two small drawings.

That Hamilton Woman is an epic drama set during the Napoleonic Wars, starring Laurence Olivier and Viven Leigh, in the lead roles as Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton, and was directed by Alexander Korda. The film opened on April 3, 1941, in New York City.

Box 65, F0940: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, October 2012.

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2013. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2013 May 16
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That Hamilton Woman : screenplay, 1940.
Box 65 Folder F0940

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